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US proposes requiring new airline fee disclosure rules

Bloomberg President Joe Biden will unveil new regulations designed to tackle persistent inflation by requiring airline companies and Internet-service providers to be more transparent about hidden fees, as the White House battles rising costs threatening Democrats’ prospects in November elections. A proposed rule requiring airlines to disclose more information about the fees they charge — such as those levied on ...

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Canada to lift travel curbs from October 1

  Bloomberg Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government will let its mandatory vaccination, testing and quarantine requirements for international travellers expire at the end the month. The removal of border restrictions puts Canada alongside dozens of countries in entering a new phase of the Covid-19 pandemic by ending measures meant to slow the spread of the virus. From October 1, travellers ...

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Doncaster airport to close after failing to find a buyer

  Bloomberg Britain’s Doncaster Sheffield Airport will close due to a lack of “tangible proposals” for its future ownership and financial viability. Owner Peel Group Ltd. conducted a strategic review of the airport and will wind down services from Oct. 31, it said Monday. Peel pointed to high fixed costs and uncertainty over future income in saying it couldn’t responsibly ...

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Cape Town flights continue amid fuel shortage

  Bloomberg Cape Town flights are arriving and departing as scheduled, despite a fuel shortage at South Africa’s second-largest airport. After asking airlines to limit their fuel intake in Cape Town, Airports Company South Africa said on Twitter on Tuesday that it has a contingency plan to tackle the issue. The airport only has a few days of jet fuel ...

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UK air taxi startups lifts off for first time in UK

  Bloomberg Vertical Aerospace Ltd.’s prototype electric air taxi lifted off for the first time this weekend and the company reiterated it was confident that the aircraft will be certified by 2025. The VX4 electric vertical take-off and landing, or eVTOL, vehicle rose in a so-called tethered hover test, in which the aircraft was still attached to the ground for ...

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Garuda files for Chapter 15 in US as it seeks path to profit

  Bloomberg PT Garuda Indonesia filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in the Southern District of New York court, as the debt-laden carrier tries to secure its future profitability. The document is dated September 23. The submission comes as the airline, having completed a court-supervised debt restructuring in Indonesia to halve cut its debt load, tries to capitalise on the ...

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Nasa delays Artemis I Moon launch on tropical storm risk

Bloomberg Nasa is standing down from its Artemis I mission to the moon next week, as a tropical storm off the coast of South America creeps towards Florida and the agency’s launch site for the Space Launch System rocket. The US space agency said it will decide whether to roll the rocket and spacecraft back from the launch pad to ...

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JetBlue workers to seek union representation

  Bloomberg JetBlue Airways Corp baggage handlers and other airport ground workers are looking to gain union representation, potentially following pilots and flight attendants in joining an organised labor group at the carrier. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) said it will file an application with the National Mediation Board after a sufficient number of the 3,000 ...

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Japanese airline ANA plans to increase international flights

  Bloomberg All Nippon Airways will increase international flights and cabin staff numbers to meet an anticipated jump in demand when Japan abolishes Covid-19 border controls next month. “We’ve long been waiting for the easing of restrictions,” Chief Executive Officer Shinichi Inoue told reporters at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Friday. “We want to welcome visitors from overseas with increased ...

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Hong Kong airfares soar as quarantine ends

  Bloomberg Travellers looking to leave Hong Kong after two-and-a-half years of Covid isolation face the prospect of paying sky-high airfares after the government said it will scrap hotel quarantine on September 26. Weeks after Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd, bruised by the city’s strict pandemic strategy, pleaded publicly for a roadmap to exit Covid, the Asian financial hub’s about-turn on ...

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